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Manhattan Real Estate Prices Shatter Records
CNBC, Jan. 5, 2015--Frank, Robert The average apartment price in Manhattan hit a record $1.95 million in the fourth quarter, as high-end real estate continued to defy volatile stock markets and slowing growth overseas.
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Foreign Investor Interest in Seattle Real Estate Ratchets Up
Puget Sound Business Journal, Jan. 5, 2016--Stiles, Marc Seattle is back on the list of the top five U.S. cities for foreign commercial real estate investment, according to a new survey.
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How Will the U.S. Fare in 2016 and Beyond? Top Economists Break Out Their Crystal Balls
Wall Street Journal, Jan. 4, 2015--Leubsdorf, Ben Nobel laureates, Federal Reserve policy makers and other top economists converged on San Francisco for the American Economic Association's annual conference. One topic of discussion: the state of the U.S. economy and its prospects at the start of a new year.
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Fischer Worries Fed Can’t Head Off or Contain Financial Crises
Bloomberg, Jan. 4, 2015--Miller, Rich Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer sounds concerned that the central bank may lack some key tools needed both to prevent another financial crisis and to contain the fallout should one occur.
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Here’s What to Expect from Tighter Fed Policy
CNBC, Jan. 3, 2015--Gillies, Trent In the shadow of the Fed's modest tightening of monetary policy, mortgage rates have risen as borrowers seek to refinance before interest rates jump in earnest. In the immediate aftermath of the Fed's decision, mortgage applications and refinancings jumped, according to the Mortgage Bankers Association.
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Real Estate: 2016 Brings Another Banner Year
Colorado Springs Business Journal, Jan. 6, 2016--Vader, MarijaThe commercial real estate industry will continue its fast pace into 2016, according to Colorado Springs real estate agents, who attribute the quicker pace of transactions to the local favorable political climate locally.
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